The RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show, 11–12 April 2014
Exotic orchids and exquisite botanical art will take centre stage at the RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show, 11-12 April 2014. Held in both the Lawrence and Lindley Halls, the annual show will provide visitors with a unique chance to view original artwork by some of the world’s finest botanical artists and gives plant lovers the opportunity to see some of the rarest orchids close up.
In the Lindley Hall, visitors can purchase new artwork as well as observe artists painting amidst laurel and apple trees beneath a stunning backdrop by painter Susan Entwhistle. Also new for 2014 is the pop-up Studio Orchard. Watch the artists at work and be inspired by illustrators and printmakers like Hannah McVicar and Emma Hardicker who will provide tips and advice on how to bring horticultural art to life.
Interest in the show has hit an all-time high this year, with nearly 30 artists from countries as far afield as Australia, Thailand, South Korea and the USA, all exhibiting and hoping to win a coveted Gold Medal.
The Lawrence Hall will play host to a spectacular display by specialist Orchid growers from across the globe. A dazzling variety of orchid species and hybrids will be available to buy and a programme of talks will also feature, including a ticketed talk from internationally recognised orchid grower, Bill Thoms.
Tickets are also available for the exclusive Preview Evening on 10 April where visitors can get a sneak peak of the show from 6-9pm. There will be a spicy supper alongside a selection of entertainment including East Asian music and Japanese rhythms from Taiko Meantime.
To buy tickets visit www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events